Insect Flight Group - Carleton University
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We are working toward understanding how insects use their wings to fly and manoeuver during escape. We use multichannel electromyography and concurrent high-speed cinematography to relate wing kinematics to muscle activity.
Our goal is to use wings and actuated flapping wing models to understand how aerodynamic forces are produced during flight. We combine bio-inspired robotic devices with flow visualization techniques (PIV and dye) to study the fluid structure of the wake of flapping wings. Our group collaborates with engineers in designing and building micro-air-vehicles.
We use electrophysiological techniques (intra- and extracellular) to understand the bioacoustics and neurobiological underpinnings of insect hearing.

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